Susanne Stehle was born in Munich, studied theatre studies and art history at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. After completing her Master's degree, she worked in the costume department of the Residenztheater in Munich under the directorship of Dieter Dorn. She then moved to the costume department of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, where she was initially employed as a costume dyer. Since 2008 she has been in charge of costume and make-up for numerous opera and ballet productions. She has worked with Keso Dekker, rosalie, Milena Canonero, Christian Lacroix, Marion Cito, Jürgen Rose and Yoshiki Hishinuma, among others. In 2016, she took over the production management of all ballet costumes as deputy to the costume director. In addition to all new productions, she is also responsible for the entire repertoire, including the great classical story ballets by John Cranko, John Neumeier or Ray Barra, among others, as well as the historical reconstructions such as the Triadic Ballet. She has created her own costume designs for the Scala in Milan, Kampnagel Hamburg, the Tanztheater Pina Bausch Wuppertal, the Bavarian Junior Ballet in Munich and the Bavarian State Ballet, among others. Susanne Stehle has a teaching position at the Institute for Theatre Studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.
(Information as of 2022)